WarnerMedia executives are reportedly pleased with AEW’s weekend ratings from the special Saturday airing of Dynamite on TNT.
It was noted by PWInsider that Warner Media officials are “extremely happy” with the ratings, which allowed TNT to have three of the top five rated broadcasts in the 18-34 demographic on cable for Saturday night as the NBA Playoffs were the top two broadcasts of the night, and AEW ranked fifth.
The AEW ratings also told the network that the Dynamite audience followed the product from its usual home on Wednesday nights to Saturday, even with WWE NXT “Takeover: XXX” taking place at the same time.
Dynamite will air this coming Thursday due to the NBA on TNT schedule, but will return to its normal timeslot for the September 2 episode. Dynamite will air live for the next few weeks to build to the All Out pay-per-view on Saturday, September 5.
AEW Dynamite has changed nights for the second week in a row, as NBA Playoffs have caused the show to be moved from its original Wednesday night slot to Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The live episode will focus primarily on the upcoming All Out pay-per-view, but will also mark the first time ticket-paying customers will be in attendance since early March.
Jon Moxley and MJF will sign the contract for their AEW World Championship match, Brodie Lee and The Dark Order will celebrate their violent victory over The Nightmare Family last week and four tag teams The Natural Nightmares, The Young Bucks, The Best Friends and FTR will battle in a gauntlet match to determine the No. 1 contenders for Kenny Omega and Hangman Page’s AEW World Tag Team Championships.
Which matches/segments are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!AEW Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender Gauntlet.You can click here for our full report on Saturday’s AEW ratings.